University of Iowa

Advisory Council

The Iowa Reading Research Center Advisory Council advises and assists the IRRC through:

  • Representing stakeholder voices and perspectives in the area of literacy
  • Fostering collaboration between the Iowa Reading Research Center and the evaluation community
  • Staying abreast of emerging trends, research, and effective literacy practices
  • Identifying additional research needs and ways to apply research to practice in Iowa schools and communities
  • Reviewing and recommending projects and priorities to the Iowa Department of Education

Upcoming Meetings

September 21, 2018
December 12, 2018
May 16, 2019

Advisory Council By-Laws

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Membership

The advisory council is made up of representatives from the Iowa Department of Education, Local and Area Education Agencies, Iowa’s colleges and universities, as well as community organizations and family partners.

Advisory Council Members

Lonna Anderson
Role: Area Education Agency
Kate Connealy
Role: Accredited Nonpublic School
Kara Dietrich
Role: School District and Parent | Advisory Committee Chair
Katie Greving
Role: Community Partner and Parent
Lolli Haws
Role: Area Education Agency
Emily Hayden
Role: Institute of Higher Education
Jaci Jarmes
Role: Area Education Agency
Becky Miles-Polka
Role: Community-based Nonprofit Organization
David Tilly
Role: Department of Education
Gabriel Twedt
Role: Organization Representing Reading and Literacy Teachers
Sarah Vander Zanden
Role: Institute of Higher Education | Advisory Committee Vice Chair
Corey Vorthmann
Role: Local Education Agency and Parent
Ryan Wise
Role: Department of Education and Parent
Lindsay Woodward
Role: Institute of Higher Education and Parent